Mother of Exiles

Jessica Huang
Jessica Huang
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

In 1898 California, a pregnant Eddie Loi faces deportation. In 1998 Miami, her grandson Braulio accidentally summons her spirit while patrolling the border. In 2063 somewhere on the ocean, their descendants try to survive the climate crisis. An epic multigenerational tale of sacrifice, love and survival that spans 150 years in 90 minutes.

From Jessica Huang:

My ancestors were Russian, Chinese, and Jewish immigrants who migrated to the US and built businesses, suffered prejudices, overcame struggles, fell in love, and created new cultures. Their legacies live on in my mixed-race body and in my fourth-generation interracial marriage. Inspired by their stories of sacrifice, courage, great risks and radical empathy, Mother of Exiles was created in honor of them - and in honor of us, their descendants who continue their legacy.

Part of the PlayLabs Festival

PlayLabs Festival readings are free and online. Readings are accessible to people with vision loss. Large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request other accommodations, please contact Jasmine Johnson at or (612) 332-7481.


View the playbill program for Mother of Exiles here.